Wonder Woman began life as a child sculpted from clay by the Amazon queen Hippolyta. She was known as Princess Diana and raised by the warrior sisterhood. In a contest to choose an ambassador to the world of man ("patriarch's world") she bested all of her sisters and was awarded the mantle of Wonder Woman. Now she carries the Amazon's message of peace, armed with a magical golden lasso and bulletproof bracelets.
Wonder Woman has a new female sculpt that is larger than previous female sculpts like Harley or Batgirl. The proportions are generally good and match the comics well. The arms are still too skinny for my taste. Wonder Woman is strong, and her arms should show it a bit more. As a result of the skinny arms the shoulder balls also stand out. The rest of the body looks good in terms of proportion and detail. Amongst the big name superheroes she holds her own in terms of how tough she looks.
The paint application is great on the body. The outlines of the stars are crisp with no problems. The red color is perfect, and gives me hope the upcoming Flash figure can also have a nice deep red color. The flesh paint can look a little sloppy in some places. The skin tone is a great improvement over figures like Green Lantern though. Lastly the face sculpt is superb, and a nearly perfect likeness in my opinion. The only real problem on Wonder Woman is the joint cuts are quite noticeable on the flesh tones. DCUC is a line of super articulation though, and if I just wanted sculpt I would buy DC Direct. So the joint cuts are understandable.
Wonder Woman’s articulation is fairly standard for DCUC females. The head has a terrible range of motion though because of the stiff hair sculpt. The hip design is slightly different, but has the same range of motion. Balance is better than other female figures because of the larger feet. The torso joint doesn’t go backward much at all.
Flying poses are hard because of the limited head and torso range of motion. She has some great fighting poses with and without her weapons. Her stance is a little wide though and could use some improvement. A greater range of motion in the head would also go a long way. However, Wonder Woman looks fantastic with Batman, Superman, and other Justice Leaguers. She looks fantastic on the display shelf, pure and simple.
Final Judgment: 8
Wonder Woman stands out because of her spot on face sculpt and perfect choice of colors on the torso. She is one of the big three DC characters, and she was designed to stand out in terms of quality because of it. Because of who the character is, and the quality of the figure, Wonder Woman goes into my must have category.
10. My favorite possession.
9. My favorite action figure.
8. One of my favorite action figures.
7. An excellent action figure.
6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.
5. An adequate action figure.
4. Not worth the money I spent.
3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.
2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.
1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.